One of the things I’ve always wanted to get into is Bingo. I know, I know. I’m in my 20s not 60s.
In a bid to start my new hobbie (mainly, I’ll confess, to get my mum back into it) I bought a few BINGO markers from Poundland. As per, I shoved them into my stationary box never to be seen again…
6th November rolls around and I’m in search of a highlighter whilst marking some A-Level Politics essays.
Some of the things I struggle with when marking essays are:
- Ensuring I give enough feedback for it to be useful and make a difference
- Ensuring my feedback doesn’t take too long (I’m moving to verbal feedback using a marking crib sheet for most essays now)
- Finding space on the essay page!
- Making sure I link my comments back to the mark scheme in a clear concise way
My first attempt at using them was to act as a key, to save space and give effective feedback.
During feedback tomorrow, I’ll ask students to green pen around the marker with how they could improve. Then I’ll verbally feedback and see if their ideas match.